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Coastal Geological Investigations


Quiz Questions

1.What does NRL stand for?
Naval Research Laboratory
National Research Laboratory
National Resource Laboratory
None of the above
2. ________________ is especially useful for assessing large-scale changes of the surface of the coastal zone.
Satellite data
Radiometer
3.Wave gauges can be separated into two general groups. They are directional and non-directional.
True
False
4.________________ is a revolution in electronic navigation for the military because of its unmatched ability to provide rapid and extremely accurate position fixes around the world under all weather conditions.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Standard Positioning System (SPS)
5.What does AVHRR stand for?
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Advanced Very High Resource Radiometer
Accounting Very High Resolution Radiometer
None of the above
6.The two most important parameters of a sub-bottom seismic reflection system are its vertical resolution, or the ability to differentiate closely spaced reflectors, and penetration.
True
False
7._________________ is the study of time in relationship to the history of the earth.
Geochronology
Paleosols
8.What does NSSDC stand for?
National Space Science Data Center
National Standard Science Data Center
Naval Space Science Data Center
None of the above
9.________________ is the study of fossil organisms in order to reconstruct past environments.
Paleoecology
Paleomagnetic
10.Major oceanic currents intrude onto some continental shelves with enough bottom velocity to transport sandy sediments.
True
False
11.What does table 5-13 illustrate about?
Factors Affecting Potential Errors Associated with Cartographic Data Sources
Analysis of shoreline change data
12.What does GPR stand for?
Ground-Penetrating Radar
Ground-Positioning Radar
Geographic-Penetrating radar
None of the above
13.Barriers refer to ocean basins that contain little or no dissolved oxygen and hence little or no benthic marine life.
True
False
14.________________ is defined as a strip of land of indefinite width that extends from the coastline inland as far as the first major change in topography.
Coast
Closure depth
15.What does NOS stand for?
National Ocean Service
National Occupational Service
National Ocean System
None of the above
16.Coastal Plain is a relatively low plain of subdued topography underlain by horizontal or gently sloping sedimentary strata extending inland of a coastline.
True
False
17.________________ is a system of winds that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure.
Cyclone
Flood
18._________________ is the disintegration of rocks and sediments by chemical alteration of the constituent minerals or of the cementing matrix.
Chemical Weathering
Antidunes
19.Datum is a fixed or assumed line, point, or surface in relation to which others are determined.
True
False
20._________________ is the direction in which littoral drift is moving.
Downdrift
Dune